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Composition for FOXSTAT

Febuxostat(80 mg)

Drug interaction for FOXSTAT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
It is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FOXSTAT

Febuxostat(80 mg)

Uses

Foxstat 80 mg tablet is used to treat painful joint condition (gout) and increased blood uric acid levels (hyperuricemia).

How it works

Foxstat 80 mg tablet belongs to a class of medications called xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of uric acid in the body and thereby preventing gout attacks.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Acne-like rash, Joint pain, Chest pain, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Nausea, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Weakness, Numbness of extremity

SUBSTITUTES for FOXSTAT

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  • FEBUTAZ 80 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 15.10/tablet
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    Rs. 151
    pay 14% more per tablet
  • FEBUSTAT 80 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 17.55/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 175.50
    pay 33% more per tablet
  • FEBURIC 80 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 14.75/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 147.50
    pay 12% more per tablet
  • FEBUGET 80 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 14.20/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 142
    pay 8% more per tablet
  • FURIC 80 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 15.95/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 159.50
    pay 21% more per tablet

Expert advice for FOXSTAT

  • Do not start or continue the febuxostat tablets and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • To help prevent attacks, avoid beer, sugary drinks, and foods like red meat, seafood, turkey, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms.
  • You may have an increase in gout symptom flares when you first start taking febuxostat. For best results, keep taking the medication as directed.

Frequently asked questions for FOXSTAT

Febuxostat

Q. Is febuxostat better than allopurinol?
Both are beneficial in treatment of gout. Any drug can be superior as per indication or patient   profile.
 
Q. Is febuxostat a steroid?
No. Febuxostat is not a steroid.
 
Q. Can I take colchicine with febuxostat?
Yes. colchicine can be taken with febuxostat.
 
Q. What is Febutaz 40 or feburic 40? Are they safe?
Febutaz 40 and feburic 40 contains febuxostat. If used for approved indication and in appropriate dose, febuxostat is generally safe. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
 
Q. Is febuxostat US FDA approved?
Yes. it is an US FDA approved drug. 

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)